What are the challenges of relying on tourism as the primary economic activity?

Answer

Being overly reliant on tourism might result in a number of problems such as:

1. Broad economic difficulties if there is a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or some other event which diminishes the number of visitors.

2. Damage and wear to cultural sites due to too many visitors.

3. Local employment becoming seasonal and mainly low paid service industry positions.

4. Social problems such as crime, drunkenness, and sex tourism may increase.

Updated on March 19, 2018

Original Article:

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Tourism
By Paul Goodman
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